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Complaint Review: Cipriano Plumbing and Heating

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  • Submitted: Mon, December 31, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, February 27, 2013

  • Reported By: Al Paille — Richmond Rhode Island United States of America
Cipriano Plumbing and Heating
108 High Street Wakefield, Rhode Island United States of America

Cipriano Plumbing and Heating Mark, James, and Meyers, Rayta Cipriano Plumbing and Heating of Wakefield, Rhode Island. Don't trust them, they will suck you dry if you let them. Wakefield, Rhode Island

*Author of original report: James & meyers Rayta (401-269-6006)

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His real name is Mark Rayta, not Cipriano.

Mark's brothers, James Rayta, & Myers Rayta, work under Mark Rayta, (Cipriano Plumbing and Heating). They do home repairs and painting and Mark told us that he "would send over his brothers; they do great work and they are really cheap. Do you want me to send them over? I said "Yes".

They came over on Monday, Dec. 24. On paper James quoted us, "$300 for outside wood, $200 for inside paint for two windows, and $500 for labor. Total today $1,000 to start". Verbally we discussed just doing the inside painting and replacing boards on the shed ramp ( 11 pressure treated boards - 5 1/2" x 1" by 48 ") and if there was any leftover money, we would have other work for them.

They worked 3 1/4 hrs Monday, 12/24 (including 2 hrs. time buying materials at Home Depot). The total of the materials was approximately $175.

So:
They worked 3 1/4 hrs. on Monday, 12/24, left early, excuse - Christmas shopping.
They worked 3 hrs. on Wednesday 12/26, left early, excuse - another appointment.
They worked 1 1/4 hrs. on Friday 12/28
Total hours 7 1/2 hrs. So it was a total of 7 1/2 hrs. labor and $175 materials.

I went to Home Depot and checked the prices with help of a HD employee. When they came back today (12/28) they wanted more money for more material and labor. They said they didn't have any money left and that they
had applied the material money to labor. James said they need to get $250 per day even if it isn't a full day. That $250 per day was never even mentioned in our prior-job talk.

They didn't need 3 days to do 7 1/2 hrs. work. We told them they owed us $300 back for materials since they only spent less than $200 on them ($500 minus $200). They argued with us, and left saying we cheated them. They have not yet given us a receipt for the materials.

They cheated us by misrepresenting their costs and labor up front. Basically, if we don't get any money back, we will have paid more than $100 per hour for labor ($200 materials and $800 for 7 1/2 hrs. labor = $1,000).

Incidentally, we had to do touch up work of several hours for parts of the window painting that corners or sides of the window frame along the wall etc. were missed completely or parts where the second coat appeared not to be done completely because the wood showed through the paint on the face plates.

I would like to make other potential customers aware of these frauds.

We are senior citizens who have been scammed!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/31/2012 06:06 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Cipriano-Plumbing-and-Heating/Wakefield-Rhode-Island-02879/Cipriano-Plumbing-and-Heating-Mark-James-and-Meyers-Rayta-Cipriano-Plumbing-and-Heating-989175. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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James & meyers Rayta (401-269-6006)

AUTHOR: Al Paille - (United States of America)

I am also posting this information to help other people be aware of these handyman scammers, James, and Meyers, Rayta, they also use signs on their vehicle for some dog grooming business.

They will sit down with you, quote you a fair price, demand a huge amount in advance, for me it was the full amount for the whole job, and they will continue to come back each day asking for more money and certainly more than what was agreed on.  James will also on the next day say he needs to get paid $250 for each day no matter how many hours worked, and they will work about 1 to 2 hours a day expecting to get the full amount of $250 each day in advance and then walk away with you down payment, and the quality of work is unacceptable by any means.  I'm sure it is all tax free cash in their pockets.

If you ask him the name of his company, he will tell you he works for his brother Mark Rayta, Cipriano Plumbing and Heating, Wakefield, RI, and sometimes he does plumbing, and sometimes he does this for his brother.

As the economy gets worse there will be more and more of these handyman scammers around to willingly spend you hard earned cash for you.

James Rayta's Phone Number is 401-269-6006
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